Nursem: Treat Yourself and Thank a Nurse

A new range of naturally derived skin care formulas, specifically designed to care for your hands... And the hands that care for you.

£13,217 raised of £20,000 target 66 %
262 supporters 17 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 5:30pm 11th June 2018

This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 5:30pm 11th June 2018

Nursem was specifically formulated for nurses and is loved for its natural ingredients and amazing effect on hard working hands.      

Now we'd like to make it available to everyone! Plus every pledge or donation you make will help us on our mission to provide free hand care to all NHS nurses and midwives by 2025.

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NHS nurses and midwives wash their hands an average of 55 times a day, caring for us. This has some serious side effects - with over 80% of nurses having suffered from severely irritated, dry and cracked hands.

We’ve spent the past 5 years developing a product that’s been extensively tested by nurses and approved for use in hospitals. Nurses love it - because it really works. 

Help us make it available for you too!

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Why we created Nursem.

When my wife, Antonia was forced to miss two weeks off work because of her hands, I wanted to do something to help.  Working with a panel of British nurses and Newcastle Science City, we've developed a range of therapeutic skin care formulas. They are loved by nurses but are also great for soothing, hydrating and protecting any hands  -  anyone from mums to gardeners, hairdressers to mechanics or florists to carpenters.


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We have developed three fantastic products that use naturally derived ingredients and are free from petrochemicals, SLS/SLE’s, PEG’s, parabens, phthalates, artificial colours and fragrance.

Everything we make is dermatologically tested and certified cruelty free.

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 Nursem is skin care with a difference

Not only are our formulas specifically developed for hard working hands, using the best nature can offer, free from Parabens and Petrochemicals, we also promise that for every product sold we’ll give free hand cream to an NHS nurse or midwife.

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Our promise is that for every pledge and every product sold in the future, we will give free hand cream to an NHS nurse or midwife.

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We all have a reason to be grateful for a nurse. Rather than cluttering up their wards with supermarket flowers and boxes of chocolates, with Nursem you can give them something that will really make a difference. 

Their hands back.

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We need your help and we’re aiming to raise £20,000, which will go towards funding our very first production run. The more money you pledge, the more nurses and midwives you can help (there are 412,000 in the UK!). We'd like you to discover just how great our products are for yourself and so we’ve got some fantastic rewards - treat yourself and thank a nurse.

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Our product development is supported by Newcastle Science City and The Centre for Process Innovation. We’re also working with the following key Nursing organisations:

  • Royal College of Nursing Foundation
  • The Florence Nightingale Foundation
  • The Nursing Times

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  • If you make a £25 pledge you will receive a Nursem Twin Pack (1 x 300ml hand cream and 1 x 300ml hand wash) plus we will send 2 months' worth of hand cream to nurses or midwives (100ml).
  • If you make a £225 pledge you will receive 10 Nursem Twin Packs (10 x 300ml hand cream and 10 x 300ml hand wash) and we will send 20 months' worth of hand cream to nurses or midwives (1,000ml).

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1. If you have a specific nurse, midwife, ward, hospital or care facility in mind, please select option 1 of the delivery options and we will contact you at the end of the campaign to get the details.

2. If you don't have a specific nurse, midwife, ward, hospital or care facility in mind, please select option 2 of the delivery options and we will work with the RCN Foundation to ensure that we fairly distribute in accordance with The Nursem Promise. 

If you're an NHS nurse or midwife we'd love to hear from you - and if you send us your ward, hospital, or care facility details to ollie@nursem.co.uk  we will put you on the list to receive a Nursem Ward Pack (4 x 300ml bottles) once we have sufficient pledges.

But it's not going to stop here.

If you help us reach our target and bring Nursem to life, our promise is to continue to provide a months supply of free hand cream to NHS nurses and midwives - for every product you buy online or in-store.

Q&As:

Q: Which countries can you ship rewards to?

Rewards include delivery to UK addresses, but you can pay a little extra to have your parcel delivered internationally. Please send an email to ollie@nursem.co.uk to discuss how to pay for the additional shipping costs.

Q: What research did you use to get to your stats?

A: We created a survey and with help from the Nursing Times and received 739 responses. 

Q: How did you get to the figure of £9m cost to the NHS?

A: 8.4% of respondents had missed time off work in the past 12 months due to issues relating to their hands (a total of 187 days). Grossed up, we calculated 104,000 days x the average daily salary to reach £9m cost to the NHS.